The City recently received the highest rating, AAA, from S&P Global Ratings on its upcoming Unlimited Tax General Obligation bonds, 2016. The bonds are the first sale of the City’s Walkways and Waterways Improvements ballot measure approved by Kenmore voters on November 8. After this 2016 bond sale, the City will have $10 million of the $19.75 million authorization remaining, which it expects to issue in 2019. Learn more.
46th District State Legislative Session Send-Off
Event January 4
join the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park in hosting the 46th District
State Legislative Session Send-Off event and Delegation Town Hall meeting Wednesday, January 4, beginning
at 6:00 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave
Special Meeting Regarding Saint Edward Seminary Lease Renewal January 5
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have a special meeting where it will consider authorizing the State Parks director to enter a 62-year lease agreement with Daniels Real Estate of Seattle for the Seminary Building at Saint Edward State Park. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 5, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore Scout Troop 582 is providing Christmas tree and wreath pick-up and recycling on Saturday, January 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, at Cooley Smiles Dental, 18031 67th Ave NE. The scouts will also be picking up trees in the local neighborhood that day. Trees need to be curbside by 9:00 a.m. The tree recycling event is one of the main fundraisers for the scouts.
The City has received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for the development of an Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan that addresses invasive freshwater plants in Lake Washington and the Sammamish River within Kenmore city limits. The City will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall to gain feedback on the area maps and management strategies.
The Kenmore City Council invites citizens to Coffee with Council on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 a.m., at Starbucks, 7750 NE Bothell Way. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. Take advantage of this great opportunity and get to know your City Council.
West Sammamish Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting January 26
The City is hosting an open house for the West Sammamish River Bridge replacement project on Thursday,
January 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall. The project replaces the existing west
bridge with a new structure and the approaches to the bridge between NE 170th
St and NE 175th St. Come see what the City is planning and share your input.
City Council unanimously approved the 2017-18 biennial budget on
Monday, December 12. The total budgeted expenditures for the two-year period
are just over $56.7 million. Following months of preparation, the 2017-2018
Preliminary Biennial Budget was presented to City Council in October followed by additional meetings to review further and public hearings dedicated for public input. To view the budget documents, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/budget.
‘Youth Art,’ the year’s most anticipated exhibit is open at Kenmore gallery
The fourth annual Youth Art Exhibit, a juried exhibit from 26 Pacific Northwest artists, is open at the Arts of Kenmore (AOK) Gallery in City Hall until January 26.
The mission of the AOK, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, is to promote the arts in the Kenmore community through the annual art show, arts grants to six public schools, and regular exhibits at City Hall.
New 5X Business Accelerator Series to start February 1
In 2016, the City received a grant from the Port of Seattle to support local community economic development in Kenmore. Since, the
City has invested in providing business acceleration training titled the "5X Series." This program is designed to help local business owners and managers to accelerate profitable and sustainable business growth. The first series hosted in 2016 was a great success as local business leaders found the series to be very helpful. The next wave of training and consultation
series begins on February 1.